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Climate Change Finance and Investment MSc

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Climatology Finance / Accounting (General) Investment Management Global Warming

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc was previously known as Carbon Finance, but has been renamed to better reflect the content of the programme.

The challenge of responding and adapting to climate change will drive trillions of dollars of new investment over the coming decades, with major changes required across the economy, in energy production and consumption, industry, buildings, transport, infrastructure, forests and agriculture.

What will I learn?

Previously known as Carbon Finance but renamed to better reflect the content of the programme, this MSc is dedicated to developing professionals in the field of climate change finance and investment.

Designed to develop your understanding of how the challenges of climate change are driving trillions of dollars of new investment in a huge range of sectors, including energy production, and housing and infrastructure, the programme will also prepare you to deliver this investment with advanced knowledge and skills.

Very few business schools in the world have a similar depth of expertise in climate change finance and investment.


The Advanced Energy Finance course aims to develop students' skills in facilitating finance for energy projects. The course will provide an advanced understanding of the links between conventional corporate finance, energy, and climate finance. The course will provide students advanced skills for undertaking project stochastic cash flow assessments and formulating project risk management strategies. Students will come away from the course with the knowledge to investigate different types of energy markets and to assess different types of incentive instruments. Students will also develop skills in managing strategic opportunities in energy project finance and operational decisions in an uncertain world.

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Entry requirements

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or its international equivalent. An undergraduate degree in business, economics, engineering or a social or physical science is normally required.

Department profile

The triple-accredited University of Edinburgh Business School has a long and established tradition of research excellence, opening the doors to our first cohort of students in October 1919. We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders, like any Business School. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you. These relationships are...more

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